posted on Jan, 7 2015 @ 11:03 AM
Cool story, and I'm not one to discount the paranormal, but I'm just not buying it.
Without knowing how long ago this took place, you can't know the material the doll was made of. I've collected dolls for years and have done one of
a kind makeovers on vinyl Barbies and Tonner brand dolls.
Darkblade, you're correct. The only medium I know of that will "age" in a realistic manner are apple head dolls. Once carved, they dry naturally
or can be heated, with the result a very natural looking elderly person.
Modern vinyl is pretty stable. If the doll was stored in an attic, at most the heat from the attic may have caused some separation of the oils in the
vinyl. There could have also had staining due to color leaching into the doll over the years from clothing or setting on a colored surface.
Bisque is heat stable and pretty stain resistant. Composition dolls are made of parts composed of a sawdust and glue mixture, pressed into a mold,
then painted and varnished. It's very common for the doll to craze (develop tiny cracks like ceramics do), or for parts of the doll to flake away.
They're also very fragile.
The very realistic eyes could have been high quality glass. Check out some of the pictures of ball jointed doll making supplies.